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Three Billboards Outside Breaffy.

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Just wondering what ye lads and lasses made of the now famous/infamous 3 Billboards outside Breaffy last Sunday?
Harmless banter or crossing the line ?
A few Mayo lads I know were not happy about them to say the least.

Barnowl94 (Galway) - Posts: 3150 - 15/05/2018 19:06:11    2101128

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Pathetic and ill judged, the same week these people take one of their members home to lay him to rest. Show these people some respect and delete this thread please.

handpassking (Galway) - Posts: 349 - 15/05/2018 20:37:25    2101157

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I believe the signs are still up so whoever put them up can collect at any time.

Will the people who put them up pull a similar stunt in Sligo?

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9899 - 15/05/2018 22:33:34    2101199

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it was embarrassment for all Galway supporters, however it was probably just one gombeen that put them up.

devrandom (Galway) - Posts: 38 - 15/05/2018 23:05:17    2101212

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To be honest I thought it was pretty funny when I saw them in the car on the way in but it's correct to say it was in bad taste given what the town of Breaffy has gone through this past week.

Townee2018 (Galway) - Posts: 176 - 15/05/2018 23:37:26    2101220

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Mayo 'supporters' put signs up in Galway last year don't forget.

MTS (Galway) - Posts: 251 - 16/05/2018 09:43:56    2101265

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didn't realise Mayo supporters were so easy to scare, clowns on both sides do stuff like this and they always will. I don't care about it tbh. Canning/Dolan found it interesting and remarkable.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1295 - 16/05/2018 10:46:37    2101290

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Seems to be very easy to get a rise out of some Mayo people who can give stick but can't take it. If I had a euro for every time I heard a Mayo person repeat the John Maughan mantra "We paved the way for ye" after the '98 and '01 wins.....

Ailteoir (Galway) - Posts: 762 - 16/05/2018 11:26:52    2101306

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Harmless enough, unless it escalates to burning down their facilities in Bekan or Castlebar, like in d'movie.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2299 - 16/05/2018 11:44:29    2101314

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Replying To MTS:  "Mayo 'supporters' put signs up in Galway last year don't forget."
memory isn't great, what did they say?

JDF (Galway) - Posts: 322 - 16/05/2018 12:23:11    2101329

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Absolutely nothing wrong with it. Mayo fans had signs in Salthill last year, had the cheek to try and bring one of those big cover over flags into Galways stadium on more than one occasion. Remember that Mayo voted against Galway during the Tony Keady affair in 89 and gave away All Ireland tickets to Kildare over Galway in 98. Watch the way they acted to the ref and and unconscious Conroy after the clear sending off Sunday. Booed McHughs frees. If there's any animosity in the rivalry it's all from one side

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 89 - 16/05/2018 12:26:55    2101330

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There's a little cowshed in a field between Claremorris and Castlebar that's nearly always painted green and red. In 98 before the first round game a few Galway lads went down and painted it maroon and white. It was banter then and it's banter now. Before every all-Ireland final they have been in recently Mayo fans on this forum have instructed other fans to come home through Tuam with their car horns blowing loudly if they win. Alas for them they have always had to avoid Tuam on their trophyless journey home and they will continue to do so for many years to come. The 3 billboards are comedy genius.

Mailman98 (Galway) - Posts: 110 - 16/05/2018 13:11:48    2101345

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Replying To Townee2018:  "To be honest I thought it was pretty funny when I saw them in the car on the way in but it's correct to say it was in bad taste given what the town of Breaffy has gone through this past week."
Agreed. A bit of good natured slagging is no harm. And in normal circumstances I would think fair play lads. But the week that's in it they probably should have let it go.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1023 - 16/05/2018 13:23:55    2101349

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Replying To Mailman98:  "There's a little cowshed in a field between Claremorris and Castlebar that's nearly always painted green and red. In 98 before the first round game a few Galway lads went down and painted it maroon and white. It was banter then and it's banter now. Before every all-Ireland final they have been in recently Mayo fans on this forum have instructed other fans to come home through Tuam with their car horns blowing loudly if they win. Alas for them they have always had to avoid Tuam on their trophyless journey home and they will continue to do so for many years to come. The 3 billboards are comedy genius."
I heard Paraic Joyce talking about 98 on the radio lately and he remembers that it gave the whole team a boost when they saw that cowshed painted maroon & white on the bus journey to Castlebar the day they beat Mayo.
I'm inclined to agree , the Billboards were a stroke of genius.

Barnowl94 (Galway) - Posts: 3150 - 16/05/2018 16:58:58    2101439

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The Billboards showed how small minded some people can be.

SixtiesKid (Galway) - Posts: 124 - 16/05/2018 21:56:21    2101530

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The signs were a good idea and were a bit of crack but was plenty other places they could of been put up instead of a place thats going through a horrible time at the moment finally being able to bring home and lay to rest one of their own tomorrow ,bit of common sense and compassion was required but guess the people involved don't have any

Galwayjoe86 (Galway) - Posts: 251 - 16/05/2018 22:22:30    2101535

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Maybe the person who put them up did not realise there there was a sad occasion going on around there. I do believe it was an organisation who kicked this off by putting up "Welcome to Mayo" signs around Salthill last year as part of some sort of marketing campaign. I am sure it is just banter.

ref (Galway) - Posts: 199 - 17/05/2018 13:37:58    2101701

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Replying To Galwayjoe86:  "The signs were a good idea and were a bit of crack but was plenty other places they could of been put up instead of a place thats going through a horrible time at the moment finally being able to bring home and lay to rest one of their own tomorrow ,bit of common sense and compassion was required but guess the people involved don't have any"
Oh come off it.Its a bit of fun about a sporting event, no disrespect to anyone intended.

Barnowl94 (Galway) - Posts: 3150 - 17/05/2018 13:49:07    2101706

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They were on GBFM this am with Ollie claiming it was done by Mayo lads to try and gee up the county and I was blaming the lads who painted the house a few years ago.stand corrected but the rumour at the time is that they were from Killererin???

fairplay4ever (Galway) - Posts: 342 - 17/05/2018 16:47:52    2101743

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Replying To PressureKick:  "Absolutely nothing wrong with it. Mayo fans had signs in Salthill last year, had the cheek to try and bring one of those big cover over flags into Galways stadium on more than one occasion. Remember that Mayo voted against Galway during the Tony Keady affair in 89 and gave away All Ireland tickets to Kildare over Galway in 98. Watch the way they acted to the ref and and unconscious Conroy after the clear sending off Sunday. Booed McHughs frees. If there's any animosity in the rivalry it's all from one side"
You may be right but my memory of it was that Mayo was the only Connaught county that fully supported Galway ie both their delegates voted for Galway

lynski (Galway) - Posts: 3 - 18/05/2018 21:55:23    2102046

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